Nestled in the limestone hills of the Peak District, Winster holiday cottages offer tranquillity, stunning scenery and the chance to experience life in a traditional Derbyshire village. This former lead mining community lies in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, four miles west of Matlock. As you explore the village’s narrow streets, you’ll discover pretty former miners’ cottages clinging to the hillsides and a variety of independent businesses. In the middle of the village is the Old Bowling Green, a welcoming pub which dates back to the 1400s and serves a fine selection of local ales and meals. Nearby, Winster Village Shop sells local cheese, meat and hot drinks for thirsty walkers. Winster is home to more than 70 listed buildings, including the magnificent Old Market Hall, which dates back to the 17th century, Dower House and Winster Hall.
Aunt Jane’s is a delightful semi-detached rural cottage resting on a working farm in Winster. The stone-built cottage offers beautiful views of the surrounding Peak District and Derbyshire Dales and boasts old cruck beams and reminders of yesteryear, plus spacious outdoor areas and modern comforts.
Barn Croft Cottage is a paradise for walkers and couples seeking seclusion and relaxation. The stone-built cottage in a picturesque village near Winster lies in an elevated position affording beautiful rural views over the Peak District. Truly a well-presented cottage for couples and pets.
Nuffies Cottage is a gorgeous converted barn with panoramic views of rolling green hills. The rural cottage boasts stone walls and is situated on a working farm near Winster in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Exposed beams and country charm combine with modern comforts to ensure relaxation.
Self-catering holidays in Winster are a great opportunity to experience ancient traditions, such as the village’s annual pancake race, well dressings, Morris dancing, carnival and open garden days. From your holiday cottage in Winster, you’ll have easy access to some of the most dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park. This 555-square-mile expanse of limestone dales, rushing rivers and rugged moors is a paradise for walking, wildlife-watching and water-sports. The spectacular Limestone Way passes through the outskirts of the village, a challenging long-distance route which runs from Castleton through the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, all the way to Dove Valley, at Rocester. Around Winster, a series of picturesque footpaths meander their way to rugged hilltops at Cratcliffe Tor, Robin Hood’s Stride and Birchover View, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Brilliant family-friendly attractions can be found within a short distance of the village, including Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park at Matlock Bath and the show caves and cable car at the Heights of Abraham.